Autocomplete DropDownList

I haven’t used any of the asp .net controls directly in a while and was trying to make my dropdown lists show a typeahead or autosuggest…..you might think there is already an attribute which controls it and MS has already provided the functionality. However, dont forget that the DropDownList in not the same as the ComboBox from WinForms. The ComboBox allowed for users to type stuff, whereas the DropDown only allows selection.
There’s a couple of controls out there that gave some javascript to do that, but I didnt understand what they are trying to do…
http://www.mredkj.com/vbnet/AutoCompleteDropdownlist.html http://www.dotnetjohn.com/articles.aspx?articleid=132)
http://www.dotnet247.com/247reference/msgs/21/108953.aspx

I finally found a few implementations of the ComboBox control for asp .net; this one seems to be pretty good and extensive…..

http://www.codeproject.com/aspnet/combobox.asp

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